Introduction; Chronology; Enlistment; Training; Belief & Belonging; Appearance & Dress; Everyday Life; Field Operations; Combat; the Tet Offensive; Museums, Collections & Historical Records; Collecting; Cinematic Treatment; Reenactments; Glossary; Bibliography; Color plate commentary; Index
Ed Gilbert, a former Marine artilleryman, has taught training courses including history and traditions of the Corps. He is a geologist involved in petroleum exploration in south Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Ed has written for magazines and for the Marine Corps Museums, and is the author of a book on Marine Corps tanks in the Pacific War. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575 and Campaign 72: Jutland 1916. Howard lives and works in Kent.
"This is a very interesting book, which provides a great starter for anyone studying Marine Corp tank operations during the 1960s. From a modeller's point of view, the detailed descriptions and excellent artwork will prove very useful and will, no doubt, be a source of inspiration for many Vietnam dioramas." --Rowan Baylis, Armorama (November 2004)